Googling reveals several sites listing standard tactics for Dominion. Let's collect ideas here, and discuss and judge them using the voting system. One tactic per post please.
I've been playing a bit of Puerto Rico against computers (AIs) lately. I'm doing quite well against the easier AIs so I think my overall gameplay isn't so bad but I've realized that I still have ...
Some people consider tactics and strategy to be distinct (as they apply to boardgames), while I regard them both as "structured methods and plans to win". Are they distinct? And what are the ...
When playing Dominion, I have developed the habit of buying a Gold the first time I can afford one, even if I could afford a Province instead. Is this a good rule of thumb? My reasoning is that if I ...
A few months ago I visited a friend who'd recently taken up playing Agricola with her husband. "We think there should be a bigger handicap for going second," she said, "Otherwise the person who keeps ...
What does it mean to have a positional game, or to play a positional game? What is the opposite?
I was in a NT contract. After the initial rounds of play, the last few (visible) cards were something like these in two suits (call them spades and hearts): dummy: spades KJx Hearts xxx Me: Spades ...
In his seminal essays, Don Rae suggests that a retreating player always leaves one infantry in the territory she is retreating from: Retreat and regroup when faced with overwhelming odds against ...
Left hand opponent opened 1 heart. Partner doubled for takeout. Right hand opponent passed. I "had to" bid 2 clubs with something like (S) xxx (H) xx (D) Jxxx (C) Jxxx. We were doubled for penalties, ...
These are situations that seem to be outside the official (second edition) rules. Unless I'm missing something. Suppose Russia is allowed attack Norway on the first turn, and does so with two ...